Discover the historic port of Alexandria on a private full-day tour from Cairo. Visit all the major attractions, including the new Alexandria Library, Qaitbay Fort, Montaza Garden, and more.
What to Expect
Often referred to as the "Pearl of the Mediterranean," Alexandria is the second largest, and one of the most beautiful cities in Egypt. It boasts an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern, and on this full-day tour with an expert guide you will explore the city that was first founded by Alexander the Great as far back as 331 BC.
You will be picked up from your Cairo hotel for the drive to the Mediterranean Sea, through a fantastic desert landscape. Relax as you head into one of the most historic cities in the world.
Your first stop will be the new Alexandria Library, one of the largest libraries in the world, with shelf space for more than 8 million books.
Continue to the ancient Roman Amphitheatre, and the open-air museum, to explore the Roman remains. One of the finest monuments standing from Roman times is Pompey’s Pillar, a triumphal column that was originally part of a temple colonnade.
You will also visit the 15th-Century Qaitbay Citadel, site of the famous Alexandria lighthouse, which was one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
End your tour with a walk in the extensive grounds of Montaza Garden, surrounding the palaces of King Farouk, the last king of Egypt. A favorite spot among Egyptians, it is an elegant place to end your tour before the journey back to Cairo.
- Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
- Service charges and taxes
What's Not Included
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Entry visa to Egypt